The Orbiting Pod Fantastic 4 Special!

Greetings True Believers! Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

Following in the grand tradition of our previous specials, we take a look a the first family of comics as Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm & Ben Grimm, transformed into Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and the ever-loving-blue-eyed Thing to become the stars of the World’s Greatest Comics Magazine: The Fantastic Four!

As is standard, we look at the team at 4 different times in their comics career:

– We begin with a look at Jack Kirby & Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four #1: the beginning of the mighty Marvel Universe, followed by the Coming of Galactus, and the legendary This Man, This Monster!

– It wouldn’t be a Fantastic Four episdoe without an appearacne from their arch rival Dr Doom would it?! For this special, we look at Mark Waid & Mike Wieringo’s Unthinkable storyline, where Victor Von Doom goes back to his roots in an effort to defeat the FF once & for all!

– The next stop is a re-imagine of everyone’s favourite comics imaginauts, as we turn back the clock & step into another dimension and look at Ultimate Fantastic Four!

– Finally, we turn our attention to the very beginning of Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run, and the Council of Reed‘s story line, as we start to see the bigger picture!

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